I forgot to mention that Halle Berry is unfortunately somewhat wasted in the Bond movie. She's got a couple of very nice scenes, but not nearly as many as I'd have liked. She seems to be capable of acting, and she's great in action sequences when they give her something to do; I remain hopeful that some day she'll be given a part in which she's required to do something more than stand around looking gorgeous. We, the American moviegoing public, demand more kick-ass female action stars! (I have few hopes in that regard for X-Men 2, given how underused she was in the first one.) But maybe the problem is that I'm just watching the wrong movies; I should probably watch Monster's Ball.